lucky_darcy (5) - Alaska, USA - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
From the tap, this beer is light in head, almost has legs walking along the glass. Smells of coffee and maybe a little brown sugar in there. the flavor of the coffee is amazing, with a kick of sugar and maltiness in it, just so you know you have a real beer. It’s like if you threw malt in your 4 shot espresso and a packet of sugar in the Raw. Brilliant! maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a very small tan head on there. Nose is definitely coffee forward, with a very dark roast coming off this one. Taste is very smooth, and has a lot of coffee in there, with a bit of chocolate, and none of the sour elements I often associate with a Baltic. porter. Really nice and easy drink. SuzyGreenberg (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2009 22 oz. bottle - thanks frank!! pours dark brown and clear with foamy tan head fading quickly; rich aromas of chocolate, caramel and tons of sweet, milky coffee; drinks with a faint alcohol burn and a mind bending amount of sweet coffee; no abrasiveness or over roast from the coffee in any way, but rather an extreme level of sweetness from the lagering; so much so that it results in an almost bourbony flavor; super dry, rich and malty, yet remains quite thin in overall texture; easily one of the top coffee beers I’ve had; wow, just a killer brew and one of my fav midnight sun offerings to date; so glad to hear that a second batch is being brewed this winter!!!!!!daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Update 10/16/09: bomber - batch 1; knowing the new batch is almost ready, I cracked this beast without any reservations; forget exactly when released, but this has at least 8 months on it and 4 months since originally tried; not very much age I’d admit, but I couldn’t wait; dense brown, thin tan head; syrupy chocolate, sweet espresso, dark candy malt, almost banana like notes from the booze; this one really goes beyond coffee; such smooth sweetness; cookies, chocolate, vanilla; flavors have slightly chilled making the booze a little more obvious; texture also slightly thinned out; damn good stuff; batch two is out soon :)
Dark brown pour. Loads of coffee in the aroma along with some light cocoa notes. Flavor has a wonderful chocolate covered coffee bean and some good roast bitterness. Great stuff. mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Pours a dark, almost black beer with a light brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma- roasty, maybe black patent(?) and chocolate malt. Light sweetness on the nose. Taste- heavy chocolate, roast, and espresso (kaladi brothers!). It’s almost as if you had a mocha in beer form. Heavy raw malted barley flavor. Palate- Full bodied, tons of residual sugars with a crisp, lager finish.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
From memory: Overt aromas of expresso and dark chocolate. Rich, thick and a touch sweet. Long finish of expresso. Simple, yet very delicious.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me... JFParnell (72) - Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2014
This is a really great coffee beer. The lager seems to bring out the coffee taste in the beer without adding to the bitterness of the beer. Very satisfying.